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"I need you again"
-Grand Duke Vladimir III, sometime in 1990 to former Russian Prime Minister Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Yeltsin has shown weakness to the godless hordes of Debs D.C. Too much has been given away, too much for me to stay on the sidelines..."
Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ogurtsov, May 17th, 1991, to Grand Duke Vladimir III

"We are fighting to defend God, the Tsar, and the Motherland from those who seek to destroy it all!"
Field Marshal Vladislav Jaruzelski, to troops of the 1st Imperial Guard Division, August 18th, 1991

"You've gotta be fucking kidding me..."
United Syndicates Secretary of General Affairs Donald Rumsfeld, August 19th, 1991, upon being informed of the Coup in Petrograd

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"Hey, hey, hey! get your hands OFF ME!! Who do you think you are?! I'm the TSAR!! KNOW THAT I..."
Tsar Mikhail III, August 19, 1991, as he was being arrested and led away by Okhrana agents and Imperial Guardsmen.

"Well, shit"
-Okhrana head, Vladimir Kryuchkkov, August 21st, 1991, moments before being captured and executed by Red Guards

"It's over guys...The Bolsheviks have won. Freedom lost. Mother Russia is lost."
Grand Duke Vladimir, August 21st, 1991, before surrendering to loyalist troops.

"COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY PUTSCH DEFEATED! THE TRIUMPH OF FREEDOM AND SOCIALISM IS INEVITABLE"
Pravda front page, August Special Edition
 

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From its founding, after the English capture of South Africa from the Dutch in 1674, to its eventual collapse in the later part of the 20th century, Drakia thrived off of slavery. The Crown Colony of Drakia saw a great expansion in the 1780s under the governorship of Banastre Tarleton. They became a leading force in the British colonization of southern Africa, and a refuge for conservatives, such as Lord Salisbury and Lord Buller, fleeing the increasingly radical regime of William Gladstone. Despite the efforts of local reform groups, attempts at manumission were suppressed by the colonies' authorities. During the War of the Four Emperors, the Drakians contributed millions of troops to the Middle Eastern Theatre, where they infamously enslaved millions of captured Turks. Despite the efforts of politicians such as Michael De Balme to reform it (laws banning the murder of slaves, and outlawing the breaking up of slave families) the institution of human slavery remained enshrined in the nation's constitution. Drakian participation in the Eurasian War was limited to an airborne detachment in the Caucasus and over 120,000 troops landing at D-Day. Towards the end of the war, the Drakians committed the Brugge Massacre which saw the expulsion of Drakia from the United Nations and the beginning of a period of isolationism.
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George-Alexander

Gone Fishin'
The Seasons Of Power Rangers: 1970s
Power Rangers is a British superhero team metaseries and media franchise consisting of television series and films produced by the BBC, and Hamleys, and aired on BBC One. The shows are of the Super-Hero genre, featuring live-action characters and colourful special effects, and are aimed at children. Power Rangers airs alongside the Masked Rider series in the Super Hero Time programming block on Sunday mornings.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1975-1977)

When world peace is threatened by the emergence of a terrorist group called the Black Cross Army, EAGLE (The Earth Guard League) is formed to combat the threat. The Black Cross Army sends five operatives to destroy each EAGLE branch in Britain, killing all except for five agents. These surviving agents are summoned to a secret base located underneath the fish shop "Beyond Battered", where they are recruited by EAGLE Britain’s commander, Robert Turing. They become the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and are given electronic battlesuits that endow them with superhuman strength and speed. The five dedicate themselves to stopping the Black Cross Army and its leader, the Black Cross Führer.

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Power Rangers: Blitzkrieg Squadron (1977)

Iron Claw is the leader of a global criminal empire known as "Crime". Crime has a network of wealthy, influential sympathizers and employs an army of faceless, leather-masked thugs and cyborg assassins. It seeks to become the most powerful mafia organization in the world.

To combat the threat of Crime, ISSIS, the International Science Special Investigation Squad, is formed. The branch commander, Albert Edison, proposes a radical experiment. Taking the code name "Joker", he recruits four young test subjects to undergo his cyborg enhancement project: . All four are surgically altered and given various bionic enhancements as well as energy manipulation powers. They are given the code name Blitzkrieg Squadron and the mission to destroy Crime.


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Power Rangers: Nation Defender Squadron (1979-1980)


General Porter assembles four young agents who had been dispatched around the world for training. They are joined by FBI investigator Diane Martin, whose father was murdered by Egos. The five don-powered suits to become the Nation Defender Squadron.
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Forfaiture - part 1 - Calamitous Citroën Cruise
Forfaiture- part 2 - Radical Remote Revolution
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Here De Gaulle did not have time to reform the constitution and French presidential elections remain indirect (the president is elected by an electoral college composed of MPs, departmental councillors, mayors and city councils representatives)
 
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The Not-So American Century

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The Anglo-German Wars were a series of conflicts fought between the German and British empires intermittently between 1915 and 1941. The wars were fought over international trade and overseas colonies, and were a significant theatre of the global series of conflicts known as the World War. All the battles were naval engagements and neither Great Britain nor Germany formally declared war on one another. Instead, both states were practising what was known as “economic warfare” against one another, combined with maritime raiding.

The Germans were successful in the second clash, including launching an audacious raid on the British naval base at Portsmouth, while the British were successful in the first and third. By the end of the third war, the British Royal Navy had been confirmed in its role as the most powerful maritime force in the world but the Germans successfully achieved their long-term aim of being able to continue its shipping to and from its overseas empire and to its continental allies.

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The first war began in 1915, in response to the Austrian attack on Serbia in February 1915. Rather than engage in direct conflict with the Central Powers, British military planners instead put in place what was known as economic warfare: a wide range of sanctions, blockades and expulsions which were designed to cripple Germany and Austria by cutting them out of the global economic system. Conflict began with British attacks on German merchant shipping but expanded to larger fleet actions. Although the Royal Navy won most of these battles, the German economy proved flexible and smaller German warships were able to intermittently interdict British merchant shipping. By November 1916, the British government was willing to make peace, and a lifting of the economic war was agreed in April 1917.

Despite the armistice, relations remained tense between the two powers and resulted in Britain reimposing its economic blockade in 1928. On this occasion, Germany and her allies Austria and Bulgaria were more resilient and aggressive. A successful German raid on Portsmouth revealed the shortcomings of British strategy, resulting in the Wilhelmshaven Agreement of 1930, which once more ended the blockade but this time on terms agreeable to Germany.

The third conflict began in 1937, this time started by Germany, which attempted to impose its own blockades on British shipping. However, the Royal Navy successfully managed to defend its lanes, although at a high cost in material and lives. The Royal Navy’s use of ship-borne aircraft proved particularly devastating, illustrating the vulnerability of even the heaviest German battleships without air cover. In 1941, a third treaty normalising trade relations would be agreed. This would end the naval conflict between the two powers, although the World War would continue until 1949.

There have been a number of Anglo-German commercial disputes since 1941, but these are not conventionally regarded as being wars.
 
OTL's society thinks in terms of World Wars as defining events. They're reference points to us.

Tbh I like the way alternate historians are trying to shake that up.

Wars used to take place and they're definitely happening at this minute as well. The one we call in retrospectively WWI used to be simply called the Great War, because many nations participated in it. But calling them World Wars might be an exaggeration if you keep in mind that they haven't dragged in all continents, and some continents were only represented by a handful of nations if not less.

I think putting a twist on them the way @Rattigan or @CosmicAsh does it is nice and creative.
And last but not least it also shows that OTL's society is healing - slowly but surely. ♥️
 
Forfaiture- part 2 - Radical Remote Revolution
Here De Gaulle did not have time to reform the constitution and French presidential elections remain indirect (the president is elected by an electoral college composed of MPs, departmental councillors, mayors and city councils representatives)
Part 3:

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George-Alexander

Gone Fishin'
The Seasons Of Power Rangers: 1980s
Part One


Power Rangers: Electric Warriors (1980-1981)

3,000 years ago, the Zegail Clan, led by Queen Patra, devastated the planet Electrici. Electrici Land, an island from Electrici, landed on Earth. In modern times, the computer of Electrici Land awoke the Electrici Dog IC when it detected the Zegail Clan approaching Earth. IC found five young people (who may or may not be descendants of the Electrici people) to become the Electric Warriors in order to defend Earth, the Zegail Clan's next target.
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Power Rangers: Solar Warriors (1981-1982)
The threat of the Machine Empire causes the United Nations to establish the Solar Warriors at a summit. From the UN's Guardians of World Peace's (GWP) air force, navy, and rangers, Commander Aristotle assembles three specialists to become Solar Warriors.
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Power Rangers: Jewel Charge (1982-1983)
The Dark Science Emperor Dansk launches its scheme for world conquest from their Castle in Germany. Dr. Howard Wilde, the founder of the Future Science Laboratory, is saved from one of their attacks by world-class explorer Henry Croft. Using his Computer, Howard recruits five people, including Croft, to form the Jewel Charge Rangers the only force capable of stopping Dansk .
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A while back, I learned that during the 1880 United States presidential election, James Garfield had offered future Vice President Levi P. Morton the vice presidential nomination in an effort to win over Roscoe Conkling loyalists who were disappointed that their choice for president, former president Ulysses S. Grant, who Garfield defeated in the Republican nomination. Conkling advised Morton to decline, which he did. Garfield then offered the vice presidential nomination to another Conkling ally, Chester A. Arthur, who accepted.

This infobox is basically if Morton never declined the nomination under Roscoe Conkling advice and became Garfield's running mate in the final election.

This infobox is a sequel to my Coolidge-Lowden 1924 infobox and my Douglas-Fitzpatrick 1860 infobox.
 
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A while back, I learned that during the 1880 United States presidential election, James Garfield had offered future Vice President Levi P. Morton the vice presidential nomination in an effort to win over Roscoe Conkling loyalists who were disappointed that their choice for president, former president Ulysses S. Grant, who Garfield defeated in the Republican nomination. Conkling advised Morton to decline, which he did. Garfield then offered the vice presidential nomination to another Conkling ally, Chester A. Arthur, who accepted.

This infobox is basically if Morton never declined the nomination under Roscoe Conkling advice and became Garfield's running mate in the final election.

This infobox is a sequel to my Coolidge-Lowden 1924 infobox and my Douglas-Fitzpatrick 1860 infobox.
Interesting. Another interesting idea would be an Arthur-Lincoln ticket in 1884. Robert Todd Lincoln said he'd only accept the vice presidency if Arthur was the one who offered it to him.
 
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Leonid Zverev was a Russian politician, leader of the Green League from 1975 to 1991, and the prime minister of Russia on two occasions, from 1980 to 1985 and 1988 to 1990. He is the third-longest serving head of government in the Russian Republic and he is considered one of the most important politicians of the Second Democracy Era.

Zverev was born and raised in Moscow; he rose to prominence as a journalist and protégé of writer and activist Boris Pasternak in the final years and months of the Directorate. Following the legalisation of political parties in 1956, Zverev joined the minor liberal party Union of New Patriots, which became a founding member of the Green League in 1962. He was elected to the Duma in 1965 as part of the Green League and was appointed Minister of Education in 1969. As a minister Zverev embraced reformism, leading wide-ranging education reforms and expansions. As a minister, Zverev quickly amassed a power base within the Green League due to his success as a minister, his continued publications and charismatic speaking abilities and successfully challenged Sacha Ridzik for the League's leadership in 1975.

From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, Zverev's personality dominated Russian political life. As leader of the Green League, Zverev was a member of the 1975-1977 Nakashidze government, supported the 1977-1980 SDLP-led Kozlovsky Government and governed with the party's support on two occasions, between 1980 and 1983 and 1988-1990; he eventually resigned the leadership of the Greens and retired from public life in 1991.

While known for his personal slogan "there is no logic without passion", Zverev's political career was marked by pragmatism. As leader of the Green League, Zverev pursued a "Union of the Centre" strategy which sought co-operation with the left-wing Social Democratic and Labour Party and other political opponents in order to marginalise extremists on the left and the right, the Social Revolutionary Party and the True Russian Union. As the leader and key supporter of successive coalition governments, Zverev's personality and policy decisions aroused polarising reactions throughout Russia.

As Minister of Justice and then Prime Minister, Zverev successive governments oversaw the abolition of the Katorga system of penal labour, the legalisation of homosexuality and abortion and embraced "multiculturalism" by removing restrictions on ethnic minority language and cultural output that had been in place since the Romanov era. The 1980-1985 Zverev Ministry also oversaw the nationalisation of Hermitage Energy, the largest private energy producer in Russia, and formed closer ties with Germany, Britain and the United States and successfully opposed Russian neutrality during their imminent conflict with China, putting him at odds with much of the Russian political establishment.

Serving as Foreign Minister during the Eastern War allowed him to further deepen ties with the West, with the 1987 Minsk Agreement still serving as the foundation for Russian energy exports to Western Europe. However, returning to the post of prime minister after the 1988 elections, Russia was beset by economic and political crises in the aftermath of the Eastern War. He controversially appointed former head of the Russian Army Roman Lapikov as President, which was perceived as a sign of the increasing political influence the armed forces held over Russian democracy. Faced with gridlock in the Duma and a deep recession, Zverev controversially used Article 21 of the 1957 Constitution to shut down parliament and force through ratification of the Beirut Treaty and the 1990 budget, which led to the collapse of the third Zverev Ministry. While remaining leader of the Green League, an internal revolt amid increasing political violence led him to resign from the leadership of the Greens. The party suffered severe losses in the 1991 elections and never regained its status as the dominant force in the Duma.

In his retirement, Zverev remained politically active - his successors as Green leader were widely considered to be his proxies - until the Easter Shutdown and President Lapikov's assumption of emergency powers in 1994. In 1995 he charged with corruption and abuse of power by the Lapikov regime. After charges were dropped in 1997, he moved to Helsinki, where he published biographies of many notable Russian and European historical figures. He remained an occasional critic of the Lapikov regime, opposing the 1995 and 2000 constitutional reforms. He died in 2007.

While supporters praised what they considered to be his strength of character and his political acumen that maintained national unity through economic crises, political polarisation and the Eastern War, critics accused him of arrogance, corruption, of warmongering and of enabling the rise of political extremism and politicisation of the armed forces that ultimately led the Easter Shutdown and end of the Second Democracy in 1994. He is ranked highly among scholars in rankings of modern Russian leaders. His daughter, Irina Zvereva, was elected prime minister in the 2012 Russian general election and again in the 2021 general elections; Irina Zvereva is the first female prime minister of Russia.
 
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